Banff Wine & Food Festival

April 13, 2009 
Filed under Events & Entertainment

The second annual Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival will take place May 1-2 2009. The main event will be in the Grand Tasting Hall at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on Saturday May 2nd, where a selection of wine, beer, and spirits can be tasted as well as food from some of Banff’s best restaurants. Choose between an afternoon tasting session from 2-5pm and an evening session from 7-10pm. Entrance tickets cost $20 online or $25 at door (depending on availability). Sampling coupons are extra and can be purchased at the event.
In addition, on the Friday evening participating Banff restaurants will be offering special festival menus and events, such as the Wine, Charcuterie and Cheese evening at the Bison Restaurant and Lounge, the “Gold Medal” Chef’s Table Dinner at the Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, and the Wine Country Cooking Class at Fuze Finer Dining.
On Saturday night the popular Aurora Nightclub will be hosting the Festival After Party, where Absolut cocktails will be served at their Onyx Bar.

This is a fantastic event for food and wine lovers, and is a great excuse to visit Banff in the springtime, when you can still go spring skiing or take a sightseeing tour before the summer crowds arrive.
Special Banff hotel packages are also available for the event.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Grand Tasting Hall, visit


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